Finalists Selected for DCM East Startup Showcase 2012

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Event brings together media elite and fresh faces from tech start-up scene

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The start-up showcase spotlights the most promising early stage companies, from around the globe, at the premier convocation of digital media companies and executives

(June 14, 2012) Digital Content Monetization East (DCM) announced today the list of startups selected to compete in its Start-Up Showcase. The event takes place on June 19-21, 2012, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan in New York City. The industry confab attracts top brands, advertisers and entertainment experts and startups alike, all seeking to gain knowledge and connections from one another in the ongoing evolution and convergence of the digital media sector.

The start-ups confirmed to compete includes:

The esteemed panel of judges includes:

  •     Yujin Chung, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  •     Dan Ciporin, Venture Partner, Canaan Partners
  •     Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital
  •     Jorge Espinel, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, News Corp

On June 20th, 2012, the DCM East Startup Showcase will bring together 4 start-ups to each make a 10-minute pitch to a judging panel of senior VC and corporate experts, receiving live feedback on their pitch. In last year’s showcase, 3 of the 4 pitching start-ups entered into immediate discussions on funding with VCs.

“The start-up showcase spotlights the most promising early stage companies, from around the globe, at the premier convocation of digital media companies and executives,” said Todd Simon, Head of Digital Media, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. “For start-ups, the showcase is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for their company to connect with potential strategic partners and mentors, and to pitch an elite group of VCs.”

During the Start-Up Showcase, the room is filled with senior executives at the decision-making level from both the private equity sector and digital SVPs from some of the world’s leading content owners, including CBS, MTV, HarperCollins, Discovery, VEVO, Universal Music, Sony Music, EA, and hundreds more -- all of whom are looking for partners to inject innovation into their offering and routes to market.

“Start-ups are the lifeblood of any industry and they are a vital part of the core foundation to a flourishing economy,” said newly appointed social media conference Chairperson, Founder and President of NVPR, Hal Bringman. “Disruptive start-ups should be embraced by the media industry rather than relegated as misfits. As we work together to solve the monetization puzzle, we should learn from history and remember that the music industry could have had an ‘iTunes’ revenue stream a decade earlier had they not taken the misguided and unprofitable path of litigation.”

To register for DCM, please visit here and use the code "NVPR" to receive 10% discount.


About DCM East

The premise behind DCM East is simple: to help media & entertainment experts improve processes, build audiences, create relationships…in short, anything which enables them to monetize their digital content.

DCM Events launched in 2010 and now 3 events take place across the globe, in New York, London and LA, bringing regional and international experts together to share ideas and experiences.

Attracting only the most senior execs from across publishing, broadcasting, music, games, movies, sport and social media, the DCM events define monetization strategies for key M&E players.

About Clarion Events

Clarion Events organizes more than 200 events (a mixture of exhibitions, conferences and seated events) annually across the globe. More than 12,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 700,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. This success has come from identifying high-value, niche audiences in difficult-to-reach markets and then building them into market-leading products.

About NVPR

NVPR is a digital media consultancy that is well-known for introducing disruptive technologies to the market. With an ROI emphasis and an entrepreneurial mindset, NVPR helps companies reach the next level, whether select startups, or major multinational corporations. Founded in 1998, the firm launched the digital music revolution and has continued to lead the digital media marketplace through today. The firm consults a wide range of clients providing them with strategic PR, marketing and business development services all delivered with a global perspective. For more information, please visit


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